• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
DROUGHT AND FOOD SECURITY:
Authorities activated the emergency mechanisms in Dominican Republic, while in Haiti authorities are concerned about a worsening of health issues due to lack of water.
FLOODS: River San Miguel in Colombia overflowed affecting about 8,000 people.
Authorities are responding to the emergency by delivering foods and toiletry kits.
COLD WEATHER: In Bolivia about 9,330 families, 4,306 hectares of crops, 6,868 cattle and 207 houses are affected in 26 municipalities, in 6 departments
SEQUÍA e INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: Autoridades activaron mecanismos de emergencia en República Dominicana, mientras en Haití las autoridades muestran preocupación porque la situación de salud puede agravar debido a la falta de agua.
INUNDACIONES: El desbordamiento del Río San Miguel en Colombia, afectó a cerca de 8,000 personas. Las autoridades responden a la emergencia a través de la entrega de alimentos y kits de aseo.
Snapshot 13-19 August
Yemen: The 9 August Al Jawf ceasefire has been broken. Access to people affected by the conflict in Al Jawf is extremely limited due to persistent insecurity, and it is very difficult to obtain information. Almost 3,000 people have died in violence since the National Dialogue Conference took place on 25 January.